The Seven Factors of Awakening is a direct teaching coming out of the Satippatahana Sutta (Four Foundations of Mindfulness).
These are: (1) mindfulness, (2) investigation of experience, (3) energy, (4) joy, (5) serenity, (6) concentration, and (7) equanimity.
Of course, all practice starts with developing ‘mindfulness’ or ‘conscious attention’ but it is with the second factor, ‘investigation of experience’, that the practice begins to take off.
By integrating the ability to ask “What is happening in my mind this moment?”, ‘How can it be understood?’, we are begining to open to experience rather than avoid experience.
Moreover, integrating this factor in practice strengthens the quality of presence leading to the development of the next three factors: energy, joy and serenity.
We will spend both Monday and Tuesday evening (25/26 September) together with Ajahan Abhinando, from 19:00 to 21:00, examining how these seven factors can be cultivated in practice and at the same time how they describe the state of the mind leading to insight.
Locatie: Asociatia Alethea – Centrul Anahata
Participare: Intrarea este libera si deschisa tuturor. Pentru cei care au participat la retragerea din weekend dar si pentru cei care nu au putut veni. Donatiile sunt binevenite.